2016 ended on a high note for Justice fans, who were treated to the duo’s third studio album Woman in November. It was unabashedly Justice; filled with nostalgic hits of disco, funk, electro, and house, yet arranged in a way that is modern and built to endure. Furthermore, it stood out as a veritable piece of artwork among a sea of monotonous singles.
An Essential Mix and an expansive world tour later, Gaspard and Xavier have returned with a refreshed vision for Woman. They’ve re-written several of the album’s pieces whilst performing them live, and have since assembled them into a brand new live album titled Woman Worldwide. However, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill live album, in that Justice have more or less created a brand new body of work out of their re-creations.
The storied pair have marked the occasion with the debut of “D.A.N.C.E. x Fire x Safe and Sound,” a livening combination of their three album singles that have been re-imagined into a fluid, high-charged new piece of music. Its energy is truly infectious.
Justice have shared the new music video for “Stop” from the duo’s lauded 2016 LP Woman. The new feature, animated by another French creative pairing, illustrators Mrzyk & Moricea, accents the dreamy, slow-burn disco cut with a synesthetic dose of neon that perfectly completes the song’s retro aesthetic. Scaling back the album’s psychedelic dance ballad to a leaner radio edit, the “Stop” video winds and weaves through a spacial landscape of shifting imagery, projecting some of Justice’s most iconic visual staples along with plenty of stimulating graphic symbolism.
The video comes in conjunction with more good news for Justice fans. The French electro visionaries are currently amid a packed international touring circuit in support of their most recent studio album, and they’ve just added a rare live stream event to their itinerary. Adding to their list of high-profile performances, Xavier and Gaspard have been announced as the musical headliners for this year’s Google I/O conference. The set will be live streamed on YouTube on May 9 from Shoreline Amphitheater, and will include opening support from Phantogram, as well as a live debut of the new “Stop” music video.
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The dynamic duo, Justice, has just delivered their latest BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. This has been quite the year for these two grooving DJs. The duo has just recently released their third studio album “Woman.” To top off all this excitement from the album, the two decided to share with the world what Justice
Justice crept out of their Parisian studio hideout this year brandishing a new full length LP, Woman, which proved to be our album of the year in 2016. The press junket behind the record was typical for Justice: a steady stream of tantalizing singles, enigmatic, rare online pop ups, and of course, a second Essential Mix (their first in nearly a decade) as the icing on the cake.
The Essential Mix was every bit as anticipated as the album itself, with fans starved to hear a broader scope of Justice’s new vision. However, just ahead of the mix’s debut, Gaspard and Xavier had to postpone their appearance due to scheduling conflicts, promising fans that the session would air before year’s end.
Delivering on their promise, the duo are lined up to take over the BBC Radio 1 decks this weekend on Saturday, December 17. The second Justice Essential Mix will arrive nearly one month to the day after Woman‘s release, and now that fans have had the proper amount of time to digest the pair’s latest studio offering, the anticipation is somehow higher now than it was a month ago.
The French electro factotums put up a strong effort for album of the year, they reasserted themselves at the top of everyone’s production radar, and now they’re primed to drop what is likely to be one of the top Essential Mixes of 2016 as well. In preparation, listen to Justice’s first Essential Mix below:
Justice‘s Woman excelled in pushing genre barriers – so much so, in fact, that we’ve named it our number one album of 2016. Now, the duo are pushing technological barriers in an unusual way. Justice’s third studio album has been available in CD, vinyl, and digital formats since mid-November; however, their backing label, Ed Banger, has created a prototype which melds the three formats.
Justice uploaded a video to their Instagram today, December 7, that shows a CD/vinyl hybrid of Woman in action. Captioned, “•WOMAN• one side CD / one side VINYL – this very limited edition is a prototype (first ever!) and is not yet for sale.” The video sees Ed Banger label-head Busy P showing off the progressively retro format to astounded cameraman Glenjamn. Though no release date for this multi-functional iteration of the albumhas been set, it will the ultimate collectors item for any Justice fan.
Imagine being able to appreciate the warmth of Xavier and Gaspard’s tertiary LP on a record player, then blasting “RANDY” in the Honda Accord’s CD player, and then becoming giddy with excitement upon the recollection that the Woman CD/vinyl can be transferred onto iTunes via any computer with a CD drive. Sure, the album is available on every major online streaming platform, but didn’t that scenario sound titillating?
Watch the “new” format of Woman being played on a turntable in the below video.
French electro trailblazers Justice have made an enormous mark in the tail end of 2016. After releasing singles throughout the year, the iconic duo released Womanearlier this month, their third studio album and first LP in five years, to universal acclaim. Following that, they are set to play their first Essential Mix in almost a decade sometime soon, and have just announced a show in New York over New Year’s Eve weekend.
Justice will take over Pier 94 on Friday, December 20, for a DJ set that will surely be worthy of their legendary status. Ticket pre-sale signups can be found here.
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